sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

Zakary Thaks - Form The Habit (1966-1969 us, great garage/psychedelic rock) Flac

One of the best garage bands of the '60s, and one of the best teenage rock groups of all time, Zakary Thaks released a half-dozen regionally distributed singles in 1966 and 1967; some were hits in their hometown of Corpus Christi, TX, but none were heard elsewhere until they achieved renown among '60s collectors.

The band developed out of the Marauders, a teen group which included Chris Gerniottis (vocals), Pete Stinson (guitar), and Rex Gregory (bass), and who then became the Riptides, adding lead guitarist John Lopez.

By 1966, they had acquired a new drummer, Stan Moore, and had become the Zakary Thaks – the name being a mutated version of one seen in a magazine.

Influenced by blues guitarists as well as British and American groups of the period, the band soon gained local popularity.

Their first record, for the local J-Beck label, combined an original composition, "Bad Girl", with a Kinks song, "I Need You".

Released in mid-1966, it became a regional hit and was picked up nationally by Mercury Records. Its success won the band a spot supporting their heroes, the Yardbirds.

A second single, "Face To Face" was less successful, but the band continued to tour, supporting acts including Jefferson Airplane and the 13th Floor Elevators.

Their 1967 singles found the group moving into psychedelic territory; some songs betrayed a Moby Grape influence, and some good melodic numbers were diluted by poppy arrangements that recalled the Buckinghams and Grass Roots.

Later singles showed the band taking a more pop-focused approach. By 1968, Gerniottis had left the band for a while to join another group, the Liberty Bell, but returned later.

However, the band did not repeat its early success, splitting up in the early 1970s.

In 1979, "Bad Girl" was included on the Pebbles anthology of mid-60s garage bands, in addition to the similarly concepted Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, and has maintained its renown among collectors of the genre. A compilation of the band’s singles was issued in May of 2001.

Drummer Stan Moore died in 2000. In 2004 and 2005, remaining members of the band reformed to perform at festivals. Bassist Rex Gregory died Jan. 18, 2008

*Chris Gerniottis - vocals
*Pete Stinson - guitar
*Rex Gregory - bass
*John Lopez - lead guitar
*Stan Moore - drums

sábado, 22 de agosto de 2015

Stray - Live At The Marquee (1984 uk, stupendous hard rock) vinyl rip, Flac 24-bit


A1 Houdini
A2 One Night In Texas
A3 After The Storm
A4 Percy The Pimp
B1 Running Wild
B2 All In Your Mind
B3 Suicide

sábado, 15 de agosto de 2015

Christmas - Heritage (1970 canadian, splendid hard/psychedelic rock) Flac

Christmas was formed in 1969 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, out of the ashes of the cult underground psychedelic band Reign Ghost. In July 1970, Christmas released an independent self-titled debut that brought some media attention to the band and a contract with the Daffodil Records label.

In December 1970, less than six months after the release of the debut, Christmas released their debut Daffodil Records album entitled Heritage. Christmas was comprised of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bob Bryden, bass Tyler Raizenne, drummer Rich Richter, and Robert Bulger on guitars, all of whom were still in their teens. 

The album gathered good reviews and was well received by critics but it was not commercially viable because the long songs and hard rock sound. It became an instant favorite in the underground music scene just about everywhere but in Canada.

 Despite the international response to the album, Heritage proved to be the last release by the band under the name Christmas due to management problems and difficulty with the direction of the next album. Consequently, Christmas broke up in late 1971 only to resurface the following year, lineup intact, under the name the Spirit of Christmas.

 In the late '80s and '90s, the original Heritage album became a highly sought after collector's item, especially in the U.S.A. and Europe because of the band's unorthodox style and progressive influences. While the original Heritage album contained ten songs in the heavy rock progressive style of music, this reissue features an extra four bonus tracks.

sábado, 8 de agosto de 2015

Bunalım - Bunalım (1971 turkish, stupendous Anatolian acid psychedelic rock) Flac, vinyl rip

Collecting the few singles released by the act in the early '70s, Turkey's Bunalim is notable for being a fairly unsettled group in terms of lineup only one performer, guitarist, and occasional vocalist Aydin Cakus, appear on all the singles. But the grab bag of styles that results throughout the disc is a good enough portrait of what the Turkish rock scene of the time was like occasional bursts of wild, rampant energy set against a calmer, more conservative interpretation labeled "Andalou rock," which, according to the liner notes, none of the main members of Bunalim were too thrilled about having to perform.

 These tensions aside and allowing for the unstable lineup, this compilation never fails to be enjoyable; if many of the songs might be too staid for modern listeners there (or indeed elsewhere), as atmospheric heavyriffing freakouts with touches of traditional music they're simply marvelous.

 Opening instrumental "Basak Saclim" could well have been the theme song to any biker movie of the time if it was set on the Anatolian plateau instead of Death Valley. Meanwhile, the Aside of the first single, "Tas Var Kopek Yok," is pure rough craziness, with barked vocals, sudden midsong silences and a martial, rolling beat that finds its own logic, even wrapping up with a random conversational snippet and a barking dog. Those songs in the Andalou rock style featuring traditional singing styles, such as "Hele Hele Gel," may lack in the total insanity department but are still wonderfully offkilter and if "Bir Dunya da Bana Ver" ends up with a more polite freakbeat style for most of its length, the opening seconds alone are chaos incarnate.

 Bunalim (which means "depression" or "frustration" in Turkish), founded in 1969, was one of the most well-known underground groups on the Turkish music scene of the early '70s. Although their discography is limited to only a few singles, Bunalim is regarded as a seminal band in Turkish music history, who paved the way for its members to find fame later on in their careers (playing with Erkin Koray, Mogollar, Ter, Edip Akbayram). 

Bunalim released 6 singles which are incredibly rare, and never completed a whole album. They were produced and managed by legendary Turkish rock musician and instigator of the Anatolian rock movement Cem Karaca, one of the most important rock singers in Turkey during the 1970s. This release is a blend of their work from 1970-1972, and features everything from American-influenced garage to early punk experiments to fuzzed-out psychedelic heavy Eastern drone, including a cover of Iron Butterfly's "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" ("Yeter Artık Kadın") sung in Turkish.

They say about the band: "God, they were crazy! Running all nude down the Istiklal Street, psychedelic light shows, crazy paintings all over the stage wall and screaming of LSD! LSD! in their live shows." As good as the best recordings from Erkin Koray, Bunalim are, even for most Turkish collectors, a well-kept secret. The LP version reissued by Shadoks sold out within a blink of the eye.

Ayet Aydin Çakus (guitar, vocals)
Ahmet Güvenç (bass)
Hüseyin Sultanoğlu (drums, 1969-70)
Nihat Örerel (drums, 1970-?)
Aziz Azmet (vocals, 1970)
Berç Yenal (guitar, 1971-72)
Melik Yirmibir (bass, 1971-72)
Mehmet Gözüpek (drums)
Nur Yenal (drums)
Cengiz Teoman (drums)
Sadun Aksüt (yayli tanbur)
Arif Sağ (bağlama)

sábado, 1 de agosto de 2015

Miguel Abuelo & Nada - Nada (1973 argentinian, excellent hard/psychedelic & folk rock) Flac

Miguel Abuelo (whose real name is Miguel Angel Peralta) was born in 1946 in Argentina. At age 20 he met the poet Pipo Lernoud and inspired his poetry creates his first rock band called Los Beatniks, with which publishes several singles.

The political circumstances in Argentina beginning 70s Migel Abuelo lead to the fact that he was forced to leave their homeland and move to France. There he meets a patron who offers to finance musical activity Migelya: buy tools, rental of premises for rehearsals, the musicians are gradually. 

The first rock band in France Migelya called Hijos De Nada (Children of the Void). Ingredients were recruited from the same immigrants from Argentina and Uruguay, and in 1974 the group made the first record.

As part of the Miguel Ángel Peralta (Miguel Abuelo) - vocals and rhythm guitar; Daniel Sbarra - guitar solo; Pinfo Garrigo - bass guitar; Carlos Beyris - cello; Juan Dalera -Play on Kuehne (Indian flute this); Diego Rodríguez - drums. In addition to these musicians participated in the recording of invitees: percussionist Luis Montero; Gustavo Kerestesachi played mini Muge; Teca y Verónica - create choral and Edgardo Cantor - electronic effects. 

The CD was issued in 1975 (according to other sources in 1978), with the other name Miguel Abuelo & Nada, which translates looked very symbolic (Miguel Abuelo and void), because the group has ceased to exist. Poetic images of the tracks are very interesting, here are some translations of song titles: "Throwing stones into the river," "is too long a day for what would live", "Master Butcher" and others. In the fourth composition fragments of poems Persian poet of the XIII century - Rumi. The final composition with choral effects very clearly felt the impact of Uriah Heep. In the 80s Miguel resumed musical project with this name, but with other musicians, wandering through Europe and moved permanently to Spain.

Unfortunately, even while he was terminally ill. March 26, 1988, he died in hospital from AIDS.
The only full-fledged album, the remainder of its activities, perceived at one go, and is considered one of the best in the Argentine rock music.